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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Kuwait suspends direct commercial flights to and from UK as of Jan. 6

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Kuwait civil aviation authority is suspending direct commercial flights to and from Britain, as of Wednesday Jan. 6 at 4.00 a.m, until further notice, the authority said in a tweet on Sunday.

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Multiple nations have taken similar measures to combat the spread of the new highly infectious COVID-19 variant which was first detected in the UK.

Earlier the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had suspended entry to its lands on December 21 as a precaution against the spread of the new highly infectious COVID-19 variant which appeared in the UK and spread to other EU countries.

Saudi Arabia resumed international flights suspended as a precaution against the new coronavirus variant, and reopened land and sea ports, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.

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